Your links of the day:
Keats’ project asks some serious scientific questions — and no small number of religious ones: If evolutionary theory is accurate, then God’s genetic makeup should most resemble Earth’s first life forms. Or, if creationists are right, then God’s DNA is more like the life forms he created in his own image. Finding God’s DNA.
Another good article at Wired: The Crusade Against Evolution
Yet more DNA news: Evidence that people have been promiscuous for a long time
And, just because I find O’Reilly to be a pompus jackass:
The folks at Comedy Central were annoyed when Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly kept referring to “The Daily Show” audience as “stoned slackers.” So they did a little research. And guess whose audience is more educated?
I went to the Adams Ave street fair this weekend with Anna. It was good, as usual. It was interesting to run into Bill Gookin. He is exactly like you would expect – a very friendly, geeky guy, obsessed with his Gookinaid. Have to say, I love Gookinaid, the stuff is great for activities and the desert. We bought a tub of it for Burning Man from REI and it worked out great.
Erica Durance. Erica and I went to the same school, she was a year younger. I knew her, but she was not a close friend or anything – the school was small enough that everyone sort of knew each other.
Today some wacko sent me an email from classmates.com asking about her year book photo. I don’t own a tv, but apparently she plays Lois Lane on Smallville, and is becoming quite popular.
All I could think of was ‘that’s got to suck’. Suddenly everyone is digging through your past.
My new testament might be a bit rusty, but I think Jimmy Swaggart might be even rustier than I: “I’m trying to find the correct name for it … this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men. … I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I’m gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died.”
What a charming fellow!
Had a big garage sale on Sat and made 100 bones. I was pretty surprised, I was ready to truck the stuff off to Goodwill.
Finally starting to move into Anna’s place. In fact, I am on the free wireless at the moment. Well, actually I don’t have great signal strength to goldenhillfreeweb right now, so I am actually just connected to some guys network. Seems pretty fast so far.
If I get yanked off it I will have to get a extension RPSMA cable for my card, or rig up a Cantenna and stick that out the window or something. I have line of sight from the balcony, so I should get a decent signal from there.
Cleanup of C Street is goal of program. I perked up at this article, since I walk down C street fairly regularly to visit my gym (on 7th) and back, usually at night. Anna and I are also fans of the spicy eggplant at Gen Lai Sen (12th, right across from the trolley stop).
C street downtown has remained a bit sketchy in places (trolley stop @ 12th for example), but I guess I am surprised that it makes people “fear for their safety”. I suspect a lot of it will entail relocating the few homeless that are sleeping around doorways at night. The supporters are probably the businesses and new urbanites – if you spend 400k for 400sq feet you might not be comfortable with a homeless guy sleeping on your gaslamp bar route.
During the summer, all of the shelters are closed. If you walk down 13th between C and Broadway at night, you will find about 20 people camped out. It is a similar situation around the warehouses further south. Are the cops going to push them out into the residential areas of Sherman Heights or Golden Hill? There is already a significant number that camp in the bush around Balboa park and canyons near the golf course.
Where are they supposed to go?
Garage sale and a move this weekend.. I will be busybusy. But, I hope to catch Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence – it is playing at The Ken. I liked the visual style of the first movie, and the exploration of what it means to be human in the age of AI.
Wired covers the issue with axial locks (see bellow). These are used in a lot of things.